EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH FERYAL ABBASI-GHNAIM
FROM THE SHOW: THANKSGIVING: NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS 2018
From the show "Thanksgiving: NEA National Heritage Fellows 2018" originally aired on November 21st, 2018
THANKSGIVING: NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS 2018
As part of our annual Thanksgiving tradition, we celebrate America's diverse heritage by spotlighting this year's National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows--recognized for their excellence in folk and traditional arts. Live in concert, Texas guitar maven and singer Barbara Lynn commands the stage with her brand of Gulf Coast rhythm & blues; old-time fiddler Eddie Bond shreds Appalachian-style; Don & Cindy Roy from Gorham, Maine, punch out French reels; and New York City cultural documentarian Ethel Raim sings a Yiddish song of her own. We talk tradition and technique with Native American basket-weaver Kelly Church; Palestinian embroiderer Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim; rodeo tailor Manuel Cuevas; Chicana altarista Ofelia Esparza and African American quilter Marion Coleman. And we revisit performances and conversations with past NEA fellows like Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Ledward Ka'apana, circus aerialist Dolly Jacobs, soul singer Mavis Staples and the late guitar virtuoso Doc Watson, among others.
FROM THE SHOW: NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS 2018
From the show "NEA National Heritage Fellows 2018" originally aired on May 22nd, 2019